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Call for Proposal: Citizen Engagement and Capacity Building
Praja Foundation

Call for Proposal: Citizen Engagement and Capacity Building

Praja Foundation is a Mumbai-based non-partisan voluntary organisation that works towards accountable governance.
SubGrantee Under EU Project
Job Location:  Mumbai (Bombay)
Job Description:  CALL FOR PROPOSAL: Citizen Engagement And Capacity Building on the Urban Governance Issues

The Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) is the coordinating authority under the European Instrument for Capacity Development and Promotion of Diversity for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth in India (DCI-NSAPVD/2015/368-620) for the action titled ‘Enabling civil society to build accountable and transparent governance in Mumbai & Delhi’. The implementing partner under the European Union funded project is Praja Foundation based in Mumbai and having an office in New Delhi (http://www.Praja.Org/).

PRAJA ORGANISATION OVERVIEW

Praja is a non-partisan voluntary organization enabling accountable governance. Praja empowers citizens to participate in governance by providing knowledge and perspective so that they can become politically active and involved beyond the ballot box. It undertakes extensive research and highlights civic issues to build the awareness of, and mobilize action by the government and elected representatives.

Purpose: A part objective of this project is to assist young or emerging organisations working in the areas of civic participation for effective urban governance systems towards the development of underprivileged urban communities.

Funding & Timeline:

This call for proposal is for a sub-grant of up to a maximum of 10,000 Euros for a period of 6 – 11 months from 1st March 2019 – 31st January 2020.

The proposal must include the following aspects:

* The organisation will work in the domain of civic participation for urban governance with special emphasis on training community residents to improve their knowledge of social entitlements and constitutional methods of accessing them.

* The organisation will train youth and adults in local governance, advocacy and formation of civic action groups to work with various government bodies to improve civic amenities and social entitlements in the community, in order to increase participation of citizens in local governance issues and contribute in the overall development of the community.

* Engage in capacity building of the citizens, community leaders and Elected Representatives to make them understand their roles and responsibilities in making the governance processes work effectively with the aim of developing groups and collectives that can eventually have membership from larger civil society and work independently.

* A detailed capacity building model that is scalable in Mumbai and Delhi. This must include concrete ideas to build civic participation and civic volunteerism for youth and adults and through not for profit as well educational institutions.

* Creating, maintaining and sharing resources pertaining to training and implementation of citizenship interventions.

* Organisation, which are currently working in the sectors of urban governance, citizen engagement and civic participation and educating the communities on the same.
Functional Area:  Social Services
Candidate Requirement
PRAJA ORGANISATION OVERVIEW

Praja is a non-partisan voluntary organization enabling accountable governance. Praja empowers citizens to participate in governance by providing knowledge and perspective so that they can become politically active and involved beyond the ballot box. It undertakes extensive research and highlights civic issues to build the awareness of, and mobilize action by the government and elected representatives.

Purpose: A part objective of this project is to assist young or emerging organisations working in the areas of civic participation for effective urban governance systems towards the development of underprivileged urban communities.

The proposal must include the following aspects:

* The organisation will work in the domain of civic participation for urban governance with special emphasis on training community residents to improve their knowledge of social entitlements and constitutional methods of accessing them.

* The organisation will train youth and adults in local governance, advocacy and formation of civic action groups to work with various government bodies to improve civic amenities and social entitlements in the community, in order to increase participation of citizens in local governance issues and contribute in the overall development of the community.

* Engage in capacity building of the citizens, community leaders and Elected Representatives to make them understand their roles and responsibilities in making the governance processes work effectively with the aim of developing groups and collectives that can eventually have membership from larger civil society and work independently.

* A detailed capacity building model that is scalable in Mumbai and Delhi. This must include concrete ideas to build civic participation and civic volunteerism for youth and adults and through not for profit as well educational institutions.

* Creating, maintaining and sharing resources pertaining to training and implementation of citizenship interventions.

* Organisation, which are currently working in the sectors of urban governance, citizen engagement and civic participation and educating the communities on the same.

Eligibility:

* Previous experience (preferably at least three years) in working on the issues of community development and civic participation with evidence of civic participation by people from under resourced communities

* The organisation should have a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) clearance.

* CSO will be asked to submit a detailed project proposal and a detailed budget for “applying” for a sub-grant..
Qualification:  Professional in Social
Preferred Resume Format:  MS-Word
 
Praja Foundation
Nikita
84-A NEPEAN SEA ROAD,
Off Mint Road, Fort , Mumbai -1

Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra
India 400001

Phone: 9820190892, 65252729
Website: http://www.praja.org
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